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Hello fellow web crawlers! Andrew here. Welcome to today’s edition of web_crawlr

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Anyone got any fun weekend plans? I’m going to my first baseball game of the year!

Anyway, our top stories today are about: Right-wingers amplifying a false claim that the FBI was secretly trying to assassinate former President Trump, a Taco Bell worker getting fired after a customer shot out their drive-thru window, director Martin Scorsese stepping in to direct his daughter’s TikTok, and an explainer of the “Messy Bratz Doll” meme

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⚡ Today in internet culture

🔍 CONSPIRACY
‘Biden ordered the hit’: The far-right thinks the FBI was secretly trying to assassinate Trump

Supporters of former President Donald Trump are trying to amplify the false claim that the Justice Department under President Joe Biden sought to kill his political rival. Also, somehow Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has become part of the conspiracy

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🌮 VIRAL LABOR
‘Wait You got fired????’: Taco Bell worker gets fired after customer shot out their drive-thru window

Working in the service industry, you’ll always run the risk of dealing with aggravated customers, but commenters were stunned to hear that one Taco Bell worker got fired after a customer shot out their drive-thru window.

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🤳 POP CULTURE
‘Dad, it’s a TikTok’: Martin Scorsese steps in to direct daughter Francesca’s TikTok

The Oscar winner takes on a smaller-scale project.

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🤣 MEMES
For our messiest moments, the ‘Messy Bratz Doll Meme’ will do just fine

Sometimes, you’re just having a messy moment. For those moments, there’s the long-beloved Messy Bratz Doll Meme.

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👑 Main Character of the Week

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🍩 Krispy Kreme started selling Pokemon-themed donuts in South Korea. Obviously, many American fans were very jealous

🐔 This Chipotle worker went viral after claiming that their store had begun rationing the chicken

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Airlines seem to be slapping flyers with more and more surcharges throughout the years, with some outlets bluntly stating that air travel companies actively attempt to “squeeze” passengers “out of every penny.” 

new rule, according to a Southwest passenger, is no different. They claim the airline is now counting blankets and pillows as carry-on items that travelers will be charged for if they attempt to bring them aboard.

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Carissa (@carissamonyce) posted a viral TikTok about the practice, claiming that Southwest isn’t messing around when it comes to the new policy

Several viewers said that they also came across gate agents who were dead set on enforcing this ruling, while others offered up some innovative approaches to getting away with bringing blankets and pillows aboard.

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